Ferris State University

Location: , Michigan
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Ferris State University has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more
  • Code of Student Community Standards: General Residence Hall & East Campus Suite Policies

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    In order to meet the educational and social needs of students, the University has established a set of community standards for each residence community. These standards are based upon four (4) fundamental rights of all University Housing students: … Be free of fear from intimidation and physical or emotional h... Read More
  • Employee Dignity/Harassment/Discrimination: Sec. 8-701. Employee and Student Dignity.

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    Racial harassment includes any conduct, physical or verbal, that victimizes or stigmatizes an individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, or national origin. Such behavior could involve any of the following: The use of physical force or violence to restrict the freedom of action or movement of another per... Read More
  • Registered Student Organization Handbook: Use of Grounds Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    All registered student organizations (RSO), departments and individuals using designated outdoor spaces on the campus must not violate University policies, Federal, State or Local laws. This includes, but is not limited to:  … Unwelcomed actions or language that may be discriminatory, harassing, or harmful to ... Read More
  • Code of Student Community Standards: Sexual Misconduct Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    The University expects all students and employees to conduct themselves with dignity and respect for students, employees and others. It is each individual’s responsibility to behave in a civil manner and to make responsible choices about the manner in which they conduct themselves. … Harassment is the creation... Read More
  • Freedom of Speech on Campus Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the government – including governmental entities such as state universities like Ferris State – from interfering with freedom of speech. The University recognizes the value of this and will safeguard individual’s constitutional rights. Although Ferris S... Read More
  • Code of Student Community Standards: Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    Each Ferris State University student has the right to the following: … All the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Michigan. […] Ferris State University, like all academic institutions, exists for the advancement of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the dev... Read More
  • Code of Student Community Standards: Freedom on the Campus and Uniform Regulations of Campus Activity/Facility

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    1. The University may place reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions on campus activity/facility use to the extent the restrictions are not based on the content of the presentation, are narrowly tailored to serve a significant institutional interest, and leave open ample alternative channels of communication.... Read More
  • Code of Student Community Standards: Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    Behavior that creates a hostile or intimidating environment in which verbal or physical conduct, because of its severity or persistence, is likely to unreasonably interfere with an individual’s work environment, education environment, or environment for participation in a University activities. Read More
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